This page will become an extensive set of resources that you will be able to use to help you on your journey to create a better retirement life for yourself and your family. I will add to it progressively as I learn more, but you’ll notice that in the future I will reference this page quite often.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are “affiliate links”, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I will not make any recommendations unless I have researched the particular function these resources serve and made sure that this is the best one I can find. I will only recommend anything that I am either using myself, or would use if I had a need for this specific function on my website. I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to decide to buy something. Please note, before you buy the products I strongly recommend that you believe you will need them or that they will help you to achieve your goals.
Internet Marketing – Great Training and Tools I Use and Highly Recommend
These are the training websites and tools that I wish had been around when I started my Internet Marketing journey in July 2012. It would have saved me months of learning from inferior websites and gurus, thousands of dollars on courses that were ten times more expensive, much harder to understand and implement and much less effective:-
1. The Jo Barnes Social Marketing Academy, formerly the Social Networking Academy (SNA). The Academy has been voted the No 1 Internet Marketing Product Online for the last 3 years running. Jo has now broadened her training academy, from just social media to cover all online marketing. She is a fantastic trainer, does amazing training webinars every week and her online training courses are comprehensive, easy to follow step by step videos. The Online Business Academy is a membership site. Click this link to see full details of the academy and Videos from Jo: http://designyournewlife.com/Jo-barnes-social-marketing-academy
2. Lead Pages “Lead pages” is undoubtedly the best tool available to easily create high-quality landing pages, squeeze pages and thank-you pages which are an essential part of the “lead funnel” you will need to create to attract subscribers to your website and buyers for your products. Lead Pages will help you convert casual visitors to your website or social media sites into subscribers or buyers, and it works with both WordPress and non-WordPress sites. To find out more, click here
3. Copyblogger is the acknowledged market leader in providing training material for anyone wanting to write high quality copy for the internet marketing industry. To get access to their content, all you need to do is Register for a free membership. You will also get weekly emails containing ongoing updates and new free eBooks and articles. This is a no-brainer, and its free to join. www.copyblogger.com.
Other Useful Links Mentioned in My Posts
Resources for sleeping well as you age www.sleepwarrior.com is the best website I have found to understand the importance of sleep. You can get the eBook they have published called “40 Sleep Hacks -The geek’s guide to optimizing sleep.” at www.sleepwarrior.com/sleep-hacks-ebook
Medical information on specific diseases and healthy lifestyle in general
Dr. Mercola’s website has a healthy bias to natural foods and shows you why an active, healthy lifestyle is easier than you think. It spells out how you can Take Control of Your Health! This is one of the most popular and informative health and well-being sites on the Web. www.mercola.com
WebMD a highly respected resource, and provides valuable free health information, tools for managing your health, and support to those who seek information www.webmd.com/
Helpguide.org A non-profit organisation that does not accept any paid advertising and an internationally recognized resource for independent information on health and well being. www.helpguide.org
National Institute on Aging NIA is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, and leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. www.nia.nih.gov/
Formal weight loss programs, the Atkins diet and a Mediterranean diet:- The Atkins diet, to quote their website “Is based on proven Atkins principles of eating protein and fibre rich foods that leave you feeling more satisfied”. http://atkins.com/
The Mediterranean diet, according to Wikipedia “is a modern nutritional recommendation inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of Greece, Spain and southern Italy” There is no official website so I will give you the link to one that I found useful and comprehensive: http://www.mediterraneanbook.com/ Both of these dietary plans follow a nutritional plan with fruit, vegetables, salads, lean meat, fish, nuts, and whole grains as their core ingredients.